Labour Day has always been precarious for me. My nerves are jangling and I know my sleep will be fraught with nightmares of myself going to school in my pyjamas. Beginning at 1:00 am, and every hour until I get up, I will wake up, look at my alarm clock and heave a sigh of relief. I have not slept in...yet.
Our learning will take us in many directions and that your voice will be instrumental in deciding where we will go.
Angela Stockman shared a post a few days ago that really has me thinking.
This year I'd like to continue to explore the intentional use of various digital and non-digital tools in order for our students to document their own learning. I am hoping using purposeful prompts and teaching strategies can and will go a long way to engage our students in the monitoring and regulation of their learning, while they are learning.
How was I going to use them with a class? I had to try something right away!
My look-fors where quite simple as I just wanted to see what the students could do with these blocks and what was possible. Initially when delivering this invitation to the students, I told them that I was actually looking to see how they could be creative, and how they would work collaboratively to brainstorm ideas. I was also going to be looking at the quality of questions they asked of each other and the impact that these questions had on their iteration.
What I wonder:
Where might we go next?
It never ceases to amaze me that the more I think I have things figured out... the more I realize really don't know what I'm doing.
The biggest challenge for me to tackle in documentation is to determine the what and the how I should specifically be looking for in learning.
We began by identifying the learning goals involved in this experience: